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February 2011 Archives

In the last 24 hours Jun Kaneko from Six Apart Japan announced the 1st beta of movable type v5.1.

This version introduces a bunch of features that as a developer I've been looking for over time.

Among the features that have been introduced, I would mention the possibility to drag and drop categories and custom fields, as well as the possibility to set custom fields display on a per category basis.

Developers know that on some projects we might need to display one or more custom fields only for a specific category.

When I've seen Jun's announcement I've been really shocked about how many features have been introduced in one go and so I must say it was worth waiting for this release.

Major changes in the architecture are expected for v5.2 when we would be again able to create a blog without a parent website (this was bugging developers like me from the very first day of v5.x).

I would close thanking Jun and his team for the great that they've made with this beta.

Go and check it out for yourself at:
http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x.html

Happy Testing!

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